Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2009 12:24 UTC, submitted by ralsina
OSNews, Generic OSes There are a lot of people who believe that program and application management is currently as good as it gets. Because the three major platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X - all have quite differing methods of application management, advocates of these platforms are generally unwilling to admit that their methods might be flawed, leading to this weird situation where over the past, say, 20 years, we've barely seen any progress in this area. And here we are, with yet another article submitted to our backend about how, supposedly, Linux' repository method sucks or rules.
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by giddie on Thu 25th Jun 2009 11:14 UTC
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I don't really understand why 0Install has had so little coverage. I wouldn't say it's quite perfect, but it's a very interesting solution indeed.

As I've said before, there's a huge difference between core system software and user applications. Package managers are well-suited to system software, and appdir-like solutions work better for user applications.

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